|Forum topic by rizay||posted 12-18-2009 02:00 PM||772 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-18-2009 02:00 PM
First off, sorry about my ignorance.
I’ve been doing a lot of research on lathe mods. One thing that I would like to do is upgrade the motor on my lathe. I see that a lot of people online have mentioned using dc motors and pwm’s from treadmills. I concidered this method for a while, but I think I want to go with the 3ph 2-3hp 220 vac motor and variable frequency drive. I have spent a lot of time searching for a motor and vfd online and have run into a few questions.
1. Most vfd’s advertised say the max hp for the motor that they can run. I am guessing that is the max amps the vfd puts out?
I have many more questions, but I’ll leave it at these for now. It seems the more I read, the more questions come up.
If anyone has done an upgrade like this, please let me know what would be a good motor/vfd would be and a possible source. A lot of people talk about ebay and this online surplus store
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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